The main question of this edition was: How can we reinforce cross-border cooperation and solidarity in crisis times in the Euregion, supporting each other across the borders during the pandemic and beyond?
Living and working across the border in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine became in many ways more challenging because of the Corona pandemic. With the sudden closing of the borders, citizens of that region lost the freedom and mobility, essential for their daily lives. No more cycling trips across borders, shopping in Germany, family visits to Belgium or going to work in the Netherlands. The different approaches of countries in the EU and the importance of international – and especially Euregional – cooperation became painfully clear. Workplace Europe allows people from the Euregion to virtually join forces and develop new projects that enhance cross-border cooperation and solidarity in times of crisis.